Coheed and Cambia
It would be hard to find a band with a grander artistic scope than COHEED AND CAMBIA. Over the course of six years and four groundbreaking albums, the New York foursome CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, vocals, guitar; TRAVIS STEVER, guitar; MICHAEL TODD, bass; and CHRIS PENNIE, drums, has diligently developed a unique sound combining forward thinking classic rock with strong pop sensibilities and intricate ,musicianship. Simultaneously, through his lyrics and comics, sanchez has created a celebrated epic alternate universe called the Amory Wars , in which lies an ongoing conceptual tale that gains depth and complexity with each and every record.
For over four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. In 2008 Leonard Cohen embarked on his first tour in 15 years. Quickly recognised as musical folklore in the making, 29 of the original dates sold out almost immediately, leaving fans and critics alike hailing the show as a once in a lifetime experience. By popular demand, the tour was extended and by the end of that year it had reached 84 markets worldwide, selling more than 700,000 tickets. Even the Glastonbury Festival fell for his charms, just as intimate theatres, opera houses and arenas. On March 30, 2009, Leonard Cohen will release Live In London, his first new recording since 2004's Dear Heather. This collection available in both 2 CD and DVD and formats was recorded live on July 17, 2008 at London's 02 Arena.
People who agree on little else can agree on Johnny Cash. He carried a unique ability to reach all people at once. He was admired by prisoners and presidents, and by preachers and punks. Cash was a man of God who spoke for the condemned. Johnny Cash's America looks at the unifying vision he carried with him through 50 years in music. From the filmmakers behind 'Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story,' this acclaimed soundtrack & DVD looks at The Man in Black in a whole new light. How did Cash navigate the issues of his day, and what can we learn from his example? Here are gathered a broad spectrum of Americans-politicians, musicians, writers, family-to reflect on the power and meaning of Cash's extraordinary life. The documentary features many never before seen performances capturing Cash across the years and in all circumstances. Intimate, revealing, and provocative, Johnny Cash's America shines a new light on a musician, an entertainer, a proud American. Full-Length Documentary – Includes Interviews With: Al Gore/Bob Dylan/Snoop Dogg/Sheryl Crow / John Mellencamp/Lamar Alexander/ Rosanne Cash/Tim Robbins….And Many Others
Four new reissues from one of the most important music catalogs in history! The release of these 4 albums coincides nicely with the start of Dylan's EUROPEAN TOUR, which begins late March and runs through early May. Each album has been carefully re-mastered and the original album art restored with additional and previously unseen photos. (Please note the album cover images shown above are old scans) There will be an initial one off run of digipaks, and then the titles will revert to jewel cases.
This unique collection is a befitting tribute to Elvis Presley's 3 x Grammy Award-winning gospel and inspirational work. It features all of Elvis' gospel and inspirational masters including his multi-Platinum selling original albums PEACE IN THE VALLEY, HIS HAND IN MINE, HOW GREAT THOU ART and HE TOUCHED ME as well as the gospel songs from his movies and live performances. This four disc set is remastered from the original tapes using the latest DSD technology for optimum sound quality. As with his secular music, Elvis invented his own version of gospel, drawing from every element of his vast musical knowledge – without any musical prejudice or racial barriers. I BELIEVE – THE GOSPEL MASTERS offers the most comprehensive overview of Elvis' non-secular performances and provides testament to Elvis's musical excellence and his contribution to the popularization of religious music.
Original Album Classics Series
This brilliant range comprises 5 CD sets that bring together the finest albums from iconic artists. Boasting a selection of best-selling and critically-acclaimed titles, many are rare and previously unavailable on CD making them high sought after by collectors Each set is superbly presented in a high quality, rigid cardboard slipcase containing 5 'vinyl replica' sleeves as they were originally released.
Metro Station are due to hit the UK hard in 2009 with the release of their debut album. This is a band born out of social networking sites whose dedicated legion of online fans made them an internet phenomenon in a matter of weeks. The facts speak for themselves. A total of 62 million plays across 4 tracks on MySpace and 29 million plays across 3 videos on YouTube (including 22 million views of Shake It alone). Their Bebo page has 36k page views and 12k fans, which is a healthy figure considering the band are yet to hit the UK. The Band are truly a product of their times and their generation, and they are ready to take advantage of it. Fronted by Trace Cyrus, son of Billy Ray and brother of teen sensation Miley Cyrus, Metro Station were Signed to Red Ink after an intern discovered them – where else?-on MySpace and recorded their album in New York City. Warped Tour veterans Motion City Soundtrack produced two tracks, "Kelsey" and "Comin' Around" off their debut album, and the band worked on the remaining tracks with celebrated producers Sam Hollander and Dave Katz (Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls). They are also signed to Crush Management, following in the footsteps of bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic! At the Disco. Already enjoying huge success in US Metro Station due to hit the UK in January on tour with Girls Like Boys. They will release their first single 'Shake It' in March with their album following rapidly in its wake. Metro Station are infectious and instantaneous.
Tapestry is one of the greatest albums of all time, including so many of Carole's songs that have gone on to be standards – It's Too Late, Natural Woman, You Got A Friend, and Will You Love Me Tomorrow. This Legacy Edition comes in two formats, one the single CD, newly remastered and the double CD that also includes previously unreleased live performances of these classic songs. The double CD comes in beautiful Legacy Edition packaging and includes rare photos, lyrics, and insightful liner notes by Harvey Kubernick.
The self-titled debut album of The Rockingbirds was initially released back in 1992 to critical raves. Much-loved equally by alternative music fans, country aficionados and singer-songwriter buffs, the North London-based outfit stamped their maverick country-rock brand on the young Camden Town scene. Defiantly bucking UK trends of the early '90s, The Rockingbirds anticipated the alt-country revolution, and sit comfortably alongside like-minded contemporaries like The Jayhawks and Uncle Tupelo. When invited to re-form and play live together again as part of the "Forever Heavenly" anniversary shows last year, the gig confirmed their understatement as a cult band – the room was crammed to the rafters ! Now inspired by that gig, the band are re-forming for a short run of live dates in April and are working on new material in the studio. To coincide with these shows, Sony will re-issue the debut album "The Rockingbirds" together with a second disc of rare tracks, many of which are available on CD for the first time and all of which have been re-mastered. The album will be packaged in standard jewel-case format together with 12 page booklet featuring new photos and sleeve-notes by journalist and broadcaster, Stuart Bailie (ex – NME).
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